In early 2016, ALSC members identified “diversity in children’s literature” as the #1 topic they most wanted to learn about at 2017 ALA annual. To this end, this session provides participants with a framework and recommended guidelines to interpret and apply the new ALSC Competencies in regards to collection development and library programming. Panelists offer tangible, radical, and subversive suggestions that children’s librarians can use to meet the information and literacy needs of diverse children and their caregivers while also promoting social justice, inclusivity, and access.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: E-Books & Collections
Interests: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Elementary School, Public, School/Media Center, Student
Cost: Included with full conference registration.